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  • Location: Leicester, LE2
  • Salary: £43000 per annum, Benefits: Group Pension - Access to MyRewards Scheme - First Class Training - Excellent Career Progression
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 29 days ago

  • Sector: Technical & Engineering
  • Contact: Chandler Highton
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01332 318711
  • Start Date: 2022-07-10
  • Expiry Date: 10 August 2022
  • Job Ref: J4895-1
Job Title – Maintenance Engineer (Days)
Location – Leicester (LE3)
Shifts – Panama (2s and 3s) 6am – 6pm
  • Maximum Basic Salary of £43,000
  • Group Pension with Employer Contribution
  • Access to MyRewards Scheme
  • First Class Training
  • Excellent Career Progression

The Company

Our client is one of the leading food manufacturers and suppliers, not only in the UK, but worldwide. Supplying to many major supermarkets and restaurants, many you will be familiar with their produce. With a turnover more than £1B, and multiple automated production sites, they are now recruiting for skilled and talented candidates to join their experienced Engineering Team.
Situated in a state-of-the-art automated facility in Leicester, the site specialises in the production of various desserts including cheesecakes, meringues, pastries, and trifles. This specific site has been in running for over 14 years with 2 extension projects added since to increase colleague and product diversity, as well as overall efficiency to satisfy client needs.

The Role
The Maintenance Engineer will draw upon both mechanical and electrical skillsets to conduct a range of maintenance tasks throughout the entire plant. The electrical work you will be undertaking include fault finding using PLCs and a Multimeter, servicing faulty wiring, sensors and 3 Phase Motors, and reading electrical schematics to perform maintenance to a specific brief. You will also be working with hydraulics and pneumatics within this plant.
Your mechanical duties will largely include stripping and refitting equipment and machinery, conducting line checks to identify any abnormalities and taking a proactive approach in promptly rectifying this to maintain operational efficiency. Furthermore, you will be greasing and lubricating gears and bearings, replacing / realigning rollers on conveyors and changing faulty conveyor belts and gearboxes. The Maintenance Engineer will also be responsible for:
  • Performing all PPM equipment inspections within timescales as per the PM software
  • Ensuring all engineering maintenance and servicing work in always conducted in line with the client’s Health & Safety policy
  • Providing effective engineering support to ensure efficient performance of all plant asset and equipment

The Ideal Candidate

The right candidate for the Maintenance Engineer will ideally currently be working within the Automated Production / FMCG industry and be self-motivated and self-sufficient to adhere to deadline and ensure engineering integrity remains intact at the highest standard. You will also be:
  • Electrically Biased (regarding maintenance skillset)
  • At least 1 years’ experience in the Automated Production / FCMG industry
  • Level 3 (Or Equivalent/Higher) Electrical Qualification (Degree, Apprenticeship, HNC, HND, NVQ) in a recognised Engineering Qualification
Should this be the right role for you, please contact Chandler Highton on 07521433870 and/or and I'd be happy to provide you further information.